John Flood #1

John Flood #1

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Jorge Coehlo Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: August 5, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

What's to Love: Justin Jordan exploded onto the comics scene just four short years ago with The Strange Talent of Luther Strode and caught everyone by surprise. Now he brings us John Flood, a series that combines the metaphysical with the procedural in a way we think is really fresh. Joining him is Jorge Coelho, whose fantastic work on Polarity and Sleepy Hollow made him a BOOM! favorite. Perfect for fans of Desolation Jones and Sherlock Holmes.

What It Is: As the result of a government experiment, John Flood no longer needs to sleep, but now he's in a constant dream state and sometimes can't tell what's real and what isn't. But a side effect is that he sees patterns and makes connections no one else can, which serve him well in his new "career" as a make-shift PI. Together with a burly ex-cop, Flood begins to investigate when he "sees" one man responsible for thousands of unsolved murders, but now he himself has caught the killer's attention...

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Aug 3, 2015

    I’ve been looking forward to this book for quite some time now, and it was well worth the wait. I’ve just read an exceptional book about an absorbing storyline. I’m actually sort of bummed that I’m done reading it already. You get my point: this book is awesome, and it will do you well to read it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Chris Jobson Aug 5, 2015

    All in all, a great piece of work, which everyone should get their teeth into! Take a bow guys, take a bow. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Evan Moore Aug 12, 2015

    This story is really well written, by Justin Jordan, and the art, by Jorge Coehlo, really compliments it quite well. Giving it a very surreal but detailed look. I really enjoyed this book a lot. I can't help but give it a 5 overall. I thought maybe choosing something I had no idea about would maybe lead me to a rather mediocre story that didn't do much for me, but instead I think I found a real gem here. Now I can't wait for the next five issues in this six issue limited series. I'm so glad where my intuition lead me this time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerd Rock from the Sun - Trevor Coelho Aug 7, 2015

    What. A. Book. If the remainder of the series is as good as the beginning, John Flood will be worth collecting and re-reading months and years later. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Aug 10, 2015

    Jordan and Coelho's "John Flood" is a great new series with a lot of promise. The character work is fun, the art is engaging and the plot moves along at a pace that gives the issue a constant sense of forward momentum. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Aug 10, 2015

    If you enjoy something of a different spin on characters and mysteries, I recommend you pick up this first issue! John Flood pulls my brain in a different direction, something I look forward to happening every month! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Aug 6, 2015

    The aforementioned serial killer sequence is the most violent in the book, and violence is something that Jordan is known for, specifically because of his ‘Luther Strode' books. But Jordan, as shown in his work on “Green Lantern: New Guardians” isn't just limited to big violence. This book fits in nicely among Jordan's bibliography, as it feels like the most refined pitch from his creator owned work, but it still has a real edge and excitement to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Aug 5, 2015

    Issue ones should always be fun, regardless of the quality. They are the chance to start something new, to make your own mind prior to people jumping on the bandwagon, colouring your perception. This is a quality book with a lead character that is both enigmatic and eccentric who seems to grab your attention to the point that you want to see the connections he does. And how did he end up in handcuffs anyway? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Aug 5, 2015

    This is a great introduction to the world of John Flood, and after the success of Jordan's previous works, specifically The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, a lot of people will be watching this newcomer with interest to see what he turns out next. It is a very solid start " we get just enough insight to get us comfortable in the world of John Flood and the introduction of this cast of characters, and there is just enough promise there to make us come back to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Tim Stacey Aug 7, 2015

    John Flood #1 marks the beginning of an interesting story with good-looking art; given its limited run, those interested should be sure to pick up a copy now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Aug 10, 2015

    John Flood is undoubtedly an intriguing pilot, with loads of potential, and there is definitely a sense of the familiar in the loose framework. Yet we also conclude the issue with far more questions than answers, having been sucked into the premise wholeheartedly. Not all of the elements presented here pay off immediately, including Flood's own high-concept eccentricity, but they all have the promise of leading somewhere, and you really can't ask more of a first issue than that. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 6, 2015

    We've barely scratched the surface of what Flood, and his creative team, can do, but what's here is certainly promising. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Aug 6, 2015

    This was a very nice first issue ofJohn Flood with really compelling characters and great art. The angle of eliminating sleep doesn't even seem to play in to the story yet, more as a quirk for the main character (because TV has taught me that all PIs and Detectives need a quirk), though I'd be surprised if it doesn't come in later. Check out this first issue at your LCS or digitally! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Villain Smash - Torin Chambers Aug 5, 2015

    John Flood #1 opens strong then drags its heels for a bit until it ends even stronger than it began. That makes for an uneven read to be sure but not a bad one. The art is top notch and every page looks amazing, especially when we see the world through John's eyes. Theres enough compelling ideas here to blossom into something special. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Aug 6, 2015

    Justin Jordan doesn't linger too much on the eponymous character this issue, which I thought was a missed opportunity since the comic has the most energy whenever he's in the scene. The early scene between Brumbaugh and Berry feels overly long, and does little else but establish Berry's background and Flood's difficult behavior. In contrast, the scenes at John Flood's mansion move at a great pace despite Flood's predilection for talking in roundabout and tangential ways. Now that Berry and Flood have been paired up, I'm hoping that the two rarely ever part again as Jordan hasn't yet shown that Berry works on his own. I usually try to devote at least a paragraph to the artwork, but I didn't feel strongly about Jorge Coehlo's work either way. His figures are slightly cartoonish, and I like John's design, yet there's nothing that had me lingering on the page. In future issues, I'm interested to see how Coehlo decides to illustrate Flood's dream state. Til then, I'll be working on my John Read Full Review

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